Wailuku, Hawaii

Wailuku, Hawaii

North America

According to campingship, Wailuku is a small city located on the island of Maui, Hawaii. It is situated at the base of Haleakala, a dormant volcano, and is surrounded by lush green hills. The area has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The city has a rich history that dates back to the 18th century when it served as an important trading center for the Hawaiian Kingdom. Today, Wailuku is governed by Mayor Mike Victorino and has a strong economy based on tourism, agriculture, and commerce.

The city of Wailuku boasts excellent public schools such as Baldwin High School and Iao Intermediate School. These schools are highly rated and offer rigorous academic programs along with extracurricular activities such as sports teams and clubs. For higher education, students can attend University of Hawaii Maui College which offers associate degree programs in various fields such as business administration and nursing.

Wailuku also has many landmarks that are worth visiting during a trip to Maui. The Kaahumanu Church is an historic building constructed in 1876 which features beautiful stained glass windows depicting scenes from Hawaiian mythology. Other popular attractions include Kahekili Beach Park which offers stunning views of the ocean along with beach access; Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary which provides great opportunities for birdwatching; and Iao Valley State Monument which hosts stunning views of Iao Needle mountain peak.

Population: 12,296
Males: 6,131 (49.9%), Females: 6,165 (50.1%)

Maui County

Zip code: 96793

Median resident age: 38.5 years
Median household income: $45,587
Median house value: $247,100

Races in Wailuku:

  • Two or more races (26.3%)
  • Japanese (22.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (16.7%)
  • Filipino (12.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (11.7%)
  • Hispanic (7.8%)
  • Other Asian (2.7%)
  • Korean (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Chinese (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Portuguese (6.3%), German (2.9%), English (2.3%), Irish (2.3%), Polish (1.0%).

Elevation: 331 feet

Land area: 5.1 square miles

Wailuku, Hawaii


Wailuku is a small town located on the island of Maui in Hawaii. It is the county seat of Maui County and has a population of just over 16,000 people. The majority of the population is Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, with a significant number of Asians and Caucasians also living in Wailuku. The median household income for Wailuku is $51,917, which is slightly higher than the national average. The unemployment rate in Wailuku is slightly lower than the state average at 4.5%.

The town has experienced rapid growth in recent years due to its popularity as a tourist destination. With its warm climate and beautiful scenery, Wailuku attracts many visitors each year who come to explore its beaches, hike its trails, and experience its culture. Many businesses have sprung up to accommodate these tourists, including restaurants, hotels, and souvenir shops. The town also boasts many historical sites that attract visitors from all over the world. For instance, one can visit Kaahumanu Church or Iao Valley State Park to get an up close look at some of Hawaii’s history. Additionally, Wailuku offers plenty of recreational activities for locals such as golfing at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course or going out on fishing trips with local companies like Fish ‘N Fins Charters & Tours LLC.

For population 25 years and over in Wailuku

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wailuku CDP

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

12.1% Foreign born (10.1% Asia).


Hospital/medical center in Wailuku:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Wailuku:

  • KULA HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; KULA, HI)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wailuku:

  • KAHULUI (about 6 miles; KAHULUI, HI; Abbreviation: OGG)
  • KAPALUA (about 13 miles; LAHAINA, HI; Abbreviation: JHM)
  • LANAI (about 32 miles; LANAI CITY, HI; Abbreviation: LNY)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wailuku:

  • HANA (about 36 miles; HANA, HI; Abbreviation: HNM)
  • KALAUPAPA (about 39 miles; KALAUPAPA, HI; Abbreviation: LUP)
  • MOLOKAI (about 44 miles; KAUNAKAKAI, HI; Abbreviation: MKK)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wailuku:

  • KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 94 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 4,131)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA (about 96 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 14,113)
  • HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 99 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 6,186)
  • HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 99 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,787)
  • LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 108 miles; PEARL CITY, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,511)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-HAWAII CAMPUS (about 112 miles; LAIE, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO (about 127 miles; HILO, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,434)


Public high school in Wailuku:

  • BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,651; Location: 1650 KAAHUMANU AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Wailuku:

  • ST ANTHONY JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 383; Location: 1618 LOWER MAIN STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Wailuku:

  • WAILUKU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 953; Location: 355 SOUTH HIGH STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WAIHEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 840; Location: 2125 KAHEKILI HIGHWAY; Grades: PK – 05)
  • IAO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 830; Location: 1910 KAOHU STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)

Private primary/middle school in Wailuku:

  • ST ANTHONY GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 1627 A MILL STREET; Grades: KG – 6)